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Inshore wind effects: How to benefit from local shifts when coastal cruising

PBO Tested – Bosun’s chairs: Tested for comfort

PBO Project Boat 2 – Structural integrity: Fitting the intermediate and lower stringers

2017 MARINA PRICE GUIDE: Your guide to annual berthing prices, facilities and services for 272 coastal marinas around the UK, Channel Islands, Shetland Islands and the Republic of Ireland. In association with Navionics.

PBO Boat Test – Viko 21 trailer-sailer: Costing from just £23,000, what does the Viko 21 offer apart from economy?

How to cut and machine a Corian worktop: Improve the appearance of your galley

Avoid corrosion underwater: Countering corrosion of keel bands

PBO’s PPE guide: Antifoul safely this spring with the appropriate personal protection equipment

12 tips for sailing round the UK: Timely advice for any sailors contemplating a circumnavigation of the United Kingdom

Falling in love with astro: The science of celestial navigation

British 34-36ft cruisers: Key examples examined, from the ’60s through to the ’80s

Marine wiring: What new technology can offer

Bornholm, island in the sun: The allure of this Danish holiday island

An East Coast escape: A sudden engine failure at the worst possible moment requires quick thinking

Making a gimballed ‘range’: PLUS more reader projects and tips

Repair heavy-duty zips: …and save money in the process

Dealing with roller headsail problems: Hints and tips from the PBO Sketchbook


Waiting for the tide: The editor’s welcome to this month’s PBO – sign up for PBO’s free monthly e-newsletter at: http://emails.timeincuk.co.uk/YBW_webcross

‘Mad about the Boat’ columnist Dave Selby: ‘Achieve Less’ with AAAASSS

Columnist Sam Llewellyn: The joy of sailing clubs

Monthly musings from Andrew Simpson: With regard to mooring fields

PBO products and services: Books and plans from the PBO shop

New regular chandlery offers

News: Changes to proof of ownership and boat registrations in Greece… and more

Regional news: Jet-skiers fined, Dublin dry dock to close, Greenock marina expansion… and more

New regular chandlery offers

Readers’ letters: Your views

Ask the experts: Repainting GRP sheathing, tackling diesel bug, and more reader queries answered

New gear: PBO looks at the latest marine products

IKEA hacks

Six IKEA hacks for your boat

Whether it's making an instrument panel from a tablet stand, turning bed slats into a dinghy floor, creating a wine…